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    Russia in new blow to ICC as court urges nations ‘Don’t go’
    Nov16

    Russia in new blow to ICC as court urges nations ‘Don’t go’

    The International Criminal Court is based in The Hague and was established in 2002 to prosecute war crimes © ANP/AFP/File / Martijn BeekmanThe Hague, Netherlands, Nov 16 – Russia dealt the International Criminal Court a new blow Wednesday as the court’s top officials appealed to nations to support the tribunal hit by a wave of unprecedented...

    Putin: Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin: Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

    In his decree, Putin ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to inform the UN of his decision. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree declaring that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).In his decree, Putin ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to inform the UN of his...

    Russia withdrawing from International Criminal Court treaty
    Nov16

    Russia withdrawing from International Criminal Court treaty

    President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on Wednesday withdrawing Russia’s signature from the International Criminal Court’s founding treaty, whose pronouncements Moscow has derided as one-sided. The order, which took immediate effect, said Russia would not ratify the ICC’s founding treaty, something it signed in 2000....

    Ukraine begs Trump for help against Russian aggression
    Nov16

    Ukraine begs Trump for help against Russian aggression

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked Donald Trump for support against “Russian aggression” during a congratulatory telephone conversation with the US president-elect on Tuesday. Trump’s shock… …read more Source:...

    Merkel to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?
    Nov16

    Merkel to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after 11 years at the helm, now looks increasingly like the only bulwark of stability and liberal freedom among Western allies © AFP/File / John MacDougallBERLIN, Germany, Nov 16 – The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto...

    Merkel: German Chancellor to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?
    Nov16

    Merkel: German Chancellor to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?

    Merkel, after 11 years at the helm, now looks increasingly like the only bulwark of stability and liberal freedom among Western allies. The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shoulders, analysts say, with some even...

    Merkel to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?
    Nov16

    Merkel to be the new ‘leader of the free world’?

    The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shoulders, analysts say, with some even crowning her the new “leader of the free world”. While the last decade has been defined by Britain, France, Germany and the US showing...

    Russian economy minister sacked, held over ‘$2mn-bribe’ charges
    Nov16

    Russian economy minister sacked, held over ‘$2mn-bribe’ charges

    Russia’s Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, charged by the Investigative Committee with bribe-taking, is escorted before a hearing at the Basmanny district court in Moscow on November 15, 2016/AFPMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Nov 15 – Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sacked Tuesday and put under house arrest on suspicion of...

    Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support in phone call
    Nov16

    Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support in phone call

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he has “no doubt” US president-elect Donald Trump would refuse to recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea/AFP-FileKIEV, Ukraine, Nov 16 – Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked Donald Trump for support against “Russian aggression” during a congratulatory telephone conversation with the US...

    Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support in phone call
    Nov16

    Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support in phone call

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked Donald Trump for support against “Russian aggression” during a congratulatory telephone conversation with the US president-elect on Tuesday. Trump’s shock election victory has been met with trepidation in Kiev because of the outspoken reality TV star’s praise of Russian President Vladimir...

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